Chinese New Year in Amsterdam
the most important holiday of the year for the Chinese
Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year, ranging from late January to mid-February. Unlike our western New Year, celebrations aren't tightly focused on one date. Chinese New Year (also called the Spring Festival) doesn't begin and end on a single weekend. Instead, it runs from the middle of the last month of the previous year (based on the Chinese calendar) to the middle of the first month of the new year.
It'll soon be the Year 4714, and time to welcome the Year of the Monkey. The big day itself may be February 8 2016, but festivities can occur on weekends before or after that date -- often with a flamboyant parade, lion and dragon dances, and other colorful events. And there is noise: fireworks at midnight, gongs, drums and cymbals at the parade.
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the year for the Chinese.
Ever wondered when the Chinese New Year began? Here's the history behind the celebrations.
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Festivals & Events
authentic Chinese restaurants, shops, salons, markets, apothecaries, and the Fo Guang Shan temple → explore Amsterdam's Chinatown